Bambu Villa is a stunning, unique luxury property and is located at Tamarind Hill on the lush west side of Montego Bay. The property is conveniently located only a few minutes drive from Round Hill, Jamaica's most elegant hotel and five miles from the Tryall Club with its internationally acclaimed 18 hole championship golf course and other facilities.
This hill top estate of over seven acres is superbly sited to enjoy magnificent views over the Caribbean Sea and along the coast line to Montego Bay. Bambu is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with well manicured lawns bordered by lush tropical gardens. The grounds are well fruited with oranges, limes, guava, avocado, papaya, ackee, honey bananas and three varieties of mango. Tucked away in this lovely garden are a tree house for boys and a play house for girls.
Originally designed by the distinguished architect Robert Hartley in the early 1960's, Bambu is an impressive combination of classic West Indies architecture mixed with Italian Venetian style and Palladian arches. In 2005 the house was entirely renovated from top to bottom and the newly landscaped gardens completed in 2006. In September 2008 Bambu was on the cover of Veranda magazine together with a featured article on the house and its interior designer Charles Faudree who accurately described Bambu as " .blending Old World elegance with New World comforts."
The house is entered through a wrought iron gate and double mahogany doors in to an impressive double level entry hall 40 feet high with antique brick floors and limestone walls. A semi circular staircase climbs to the main level of the house with views of the Caribbean Sea and Round Hill. A large arched opening gives access to the main parts of the house through a covered walkway leading to the pool area. The elegant circular swimming pool surrounded by Palladian arches is a focal point of the house and was inspired by the Emperor Hadrian's villa at Tivoli. The impressive indoor dining room (17ft x 17ft) which has four wooden louvered windows, large double doors and opens to the pool. Off the pool area is a totally separate luxurious octagonal living room, each of the eight sides being over 12 feet and five of the sides having tall arched French windows. And for outdoor dining there is a private octagonal dining pavilion with great views of the Caribbean Sea and the tropical gardens.
The 6 spacious bedrooms surround the pool area. At the end of this bedroom wing there is a very attractive octagonal family room which mimics the living room in design and has six large arched French windows. The family room has a full fitted bar and 52 inch flat screen TV. The room has a 180 degree view of the Caribbean Sea from Montego Bay in the east to Round Hill in the west.
All bedrooms are air conditioned, have ceiling fans and private bathrooms.
West Side of Pool
-Master Bedroom Suite - From the bedroom, French doors open to a 26' covered veranda with a breathtaking view of the sea and the distant town of Montego Bay. The Master Suite is quite private from the rest of the villa boasting a 4 poster king size bed with an entry foyer, two dressing rooms, an office, and two separate travertine marble his 'n' hers bathrooms featuring double shower heads in each. Both showers are handicap accessible. (28 x 19 ft)
South Side of Pool
-Bedroom 2 - With a high king size bed, travertine marble en-suite bathroom, double sinks and spacious walk-in shower, bedroom 2 can be considered the second Master. French doors open directly onto the south poolside terrace. (16 x 16 ft)
-Bedroom 3 - Children's Room Two pairs of bunk beds, pink and white and very cute. The single door can remain bolted and locked to prevent unsupervised access to the pool terrace. A pass-through in the children's bathroom leads to Bedroom 4 next door, creating a connecting parent-child suite. Childrens room is suitable for children up to 12 years old.
-Bedroom 4 - A King size bed with travertine marble en-suite bathroom connected to Children's Bedroom 3. (16 x 16 ft)
North Side of Pool
-Bedroom 5 -Two full/double beds with an private bathroom. Featuring a spacious walk-in shower with travertine marble. (16 x 16 ft)
-Bedroom 6 - has a Queen size bed, private bathroom with travertine marble, and has a spacious walk-in shower. (16 x 16 ft)
Cottage (situated in the garden, below the Breakfast Terrace)
-Bedroom 7 -Queen size bed with private shower room, plus extra sleeping area with a double bed for up to 2 children under 8yrs (shares air conditioning with main bedroom), Outdoor bath tub and terrace.
The villa has a full membership at the nearby Tryall Resort including beach, world class golf, fitness center, tennis, Kids Klub and dining. The nearby Round Hill Resort is available for dining, drinks or the spa.
The villa is fully staffed with Chef, Butler, two housekeepers, night manager and gardeners.
- spectacular central, round swimming pool
- children's play area with play house and tree house
- TVs and DVD
- Wireless internet access
- iPod docks
- Full staff comprising of chef, butler, housekeepers, night manager and gardener
- Tryall Resort membership